CHARITY PIN | Remember Their Names
- Approximately 1.25" wide
- White soft enamel with black metal plating
- Black rubber clutch backing
- Exclusive design by JP Scott x V Coterie
Leaders. Thought-provokers. Developers. The names that are forgotten, overlooked, or unfamiliar, are those that we must now thank for their contributions to medicine and science.
Mary Eliza Mahoney: First African-American to graduate as a nurse.
Henrietta Lacks: African-American woman whose cancer cells are the source of the HeLa cell line, the first cell line used in medical research, now immortalized.
James McCune Smith: Abolitionist and first African-American to hold a medical degree and run a pharmacy in the United States
Anarcha, Lucy & Betsey: Three enslaved women hailed as the Mothers of Modern Gynecology. Their bodies were experimented upon, their lives and dignity scarified with little regard, in the name of medical education.
100% of proceeds shall benefit National Medical Association, an all-encompassing Black medical organization focusing on Black healthcare policy, education and medicine.